Strange bedfellows need to get cozy

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The NAACP is a Bush ally in a Connecticut school case, according to the NYT. Republican thinkers have begun to appreciate that there are areas where many blacks agree with Republican policies — notably social issues but increasingly educational issues, as well. NAACP, an organization that has routinely become a bastion for Bush—bashing (to such an extent that Bush has chosen other venues to address black activists), is now joining the Administration in an effort to ensure that blacks receive a good education. Charter schools and educational vouchers have garnered wide support in the black community, despite efforts by teacher's unions and educrats to ensure their monopoly control over the education our children receive.

Ed Lasky  2 01 06

The NAACP is a Bush ally in a Connecticut school case, according to the NYT. Republican thinkers have begun to appreciate that there are areas where many blacks agree with Republican policies — notably social issues but increasingly educational issues, as well. NAACP, an organization that has routinely become a bastion for Bush—bashing (to such an extent that Bush has chosen other venues to address black activists), is now joining the Administration in an effort to ensure that blacks receive a good education. Charter schools and educational vouchers have garnered wide support in the black community, despite efforts by teacher's unions and educrats to ensure their monopoly control over the education our children receive.

Ed Lasky  2 01 06